Submit your event at least two weeks in advance by going to events.savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0314.

AUG. 15

50 Cuts in 50 States Tour

8 a.m. Aug. 15. Marigold Beauty Concepts, 8412 Abercorn St. Master hair stylist Patrick Lomantini is already a Guiness Book of World Records holder and is looking to break another one by doing 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days. He has chosen the GARD animal shelter for his charity. We will be taking appointments at Marigold Beauty Concepts; call 912-961-9001.

AUG. 16

Larry Peterson to speak

12:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Pirates House restaurant, 20 E. Broad St. Larry Peterson, a columnist and former politics writer for the Savannah Morning News, will speak Aug. 16 about his novel, "Last Days of the Coastal Empire." Peterson will address the Rotary Club of Savannah East at 12:30 p.m. at the Pirates House restaurant. For more information, call Tom Haase at 912-598-4633.

Registration for art classes

Ellie Cowan of Sweet Art Studio announces her fall art class registration. The 2-hour classes will be conducted weekly and are ongoing throughout the year. Cost is $20 per session. Children's classes, art parties and portrait drawings are also available; prices vary for these events. For more information, contact 706-881-7771 or ellieart7@gmail.com, or go to www.sweetartbythesea.com.

ACFE meeting

10:15 a.m. Aug. 16. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Savannah Area Chapter will host a meeting Aug. 16 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. The guest speaker will be Lesley Conn speaking on "A Reporter's Investigation Techniques." Conn was employed for 25 years as a journalist and was involved in the discovery, interviewing and investigation of many news stories involving fraud and deception. Contact amystaves@comcast.net to reserve your seat.

Guardians in Action anniversary banquet

6 p.m. Aug. 16. Club Stewart, 1020 Hero Road, Fort Stewart. We are celebrating our one-year anniversary in style. You are invited to come out and help us by enjoying a buffet meal, musical entertainment and prizes. Our keynote speaker is Hinesville Mayor, the Honorable James Thomas Jr. Tickets are available for purchase via PayPal by going to www.guardiansnaction.org, calling 504-344-4269 or emailing info@guardiansnaction.org.

AUG. 17

Commercial High School
class of 1958 reunion

Commercial High School class of 1958 is planning its 55th reunion. To give or receive more information, call 912-354-5873, 912-220-4179 or 912-352-4336.

Rhoer Round Up

4 p.m. Aug. 17. Savannah State University-Sigma Gamma Rho Plot, 3219 College St. All are welcome to join Rhoer Round Up to collect school supplies to support Sigma Gamma Rho sorority's Operation Big BookBag. All donations will support students at a local school here in Savannah. This event will offer a chance to meet members and get on board as the sorority embarks on a new year. Meet at the Sigma Gamma Rho Plot in the circle. For more information, email Keyondra Garvin at aisrhoerclub@gmail.com.

Excellence for the King! benefit concert

6 p.m. Aug. 17. Armstrong Atlantic State University Arena, 11935 Abercorn St. A.N.M Entertainment presents Excellence for the King! benefit concert featuring Kim Burrell on Aug. 17. Burrell is a two-time Stellar Award winner, Dove Award winner and Grammy Award nominee. Tickets are available at www.anmentertainment.com and Lester's Florist, 2100 Bull St. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado victims.

Boating safety course

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. Metro training facility, Savannah Mall. The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall. The course is free and is required of boaters of certain ages prior to operating certain vessels. On July 1, 2014, a new Mandatory Education Law will require anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, who operates a powerboat in Georgia to have completed a DNR-approved Boat Education Course. To register, contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at 912-921-5450 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at 912-353-1004. The class is limited to 25 participants.

National Federation
of the Blind meeting

2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will host its monthly meeting Aug. 17 in the Community Room at Thomas Francis Williams Court. Call 912-233-3798 or 912-398-5740.

AASU call for nominations for alumni awards

The Armstrong Notables and Alumni Awards programs have been merged to recognize and honor the most outstanding alumni from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Nominations must be submitted by Aug. 23. More information and criteria for nominations can be found at www.armstrong.edu/alumni.

St. Pius X Alumni 2013 Summer Picnic

2 p.m. Aug. 17. Camp Villa Marie, 6 Dolan Drive. The annual St. Pius X High School Alumni Association Picnic will be Aug. 17 at the Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope. The event starts at 2 p.m. with a catered meal served at 3 p.m. Recreational facilities will be available to all participants until 7 p.m. Anyone who attended the high school is welcome to attend. The tickets are $25. A special part of the SPXHSAA Picnic this year will be a program recognizing the Class of 1963 as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Tickets are now on sale to alumni and friends of St. Pius X. Contact Rex DeLoach, treasurer, at 912-238-0190.

AUG. 18

Tybee Floatilla
'Will Float for Kids'

Noon. Aug. 18. Chatham Avenue and Alley III, Tybee Island. The Tybee Floatilla "Will Float for Kids" presented by Dan Vaden Chevrolet will benefit Surfers for Autism, Eastern Surfing Association and the Burton 4-H Center. We start floating at Alley III and end the float at The Crab Shack, with a pit stop in between on Criminal Island. Go to www.tybeefloatilla.com.

AUG. 20

Preserve Mulberry Grove

At 7 p.m. Aug. 20 the Mulberry Grove Foundation Board will host its next meeting in the city of Savannah Office Building at 66th and Paulsen Streets. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve Mulberry Grove. The public is invited. Contact Hal Murray III at 912-355-8466.

CAT schedules
public meetings

10 a.m. Aug. 20. Old County Courthouse, 124 Bull St. The Chatham Area Transit Authority welcomes your presence at a scheduled public outreach meeting to receive the adopted Transit Development Plan.

AUG. 22

Pup Crawl

6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will be hosting a Pup Crawl on Aug. 22. The crawl starts at 6 p.m. at The Rail Pub. The cost is $10 and includes a souvenir cup good for a free drink at participating pubs. For more information, contact Lauren Grant at 912-354-9515, ext. 106, or lgrant@humanesocietysav.org, or go to www.humanesocietysav.org/category/events.

AUG. 23

Casting call for Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town'

6 p.m. Aug. 23 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E. Henry St. Auditions for Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Callbacks will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 25. This play requires a large cast (more than 35 roles) including both speaking and non-speaking parts. Men, women and children ages 11-75 are needed. Actors will be cold-reading from the "Our Town" script. Please bring photo/theater resume, if available. Performance dates are Nov. 7-10 and 15-17. Contact Director Ronnie Spilton at rspilton@gmail.com or 828-226-1689 (cell/text).

Screening of 'Art in the Twenty-First Century'

Through Aug. 23. The Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Telfair Museums is pleased to screen the Peabody Award-winning series "Art in the Twenty-First Century" through Aug. 23 at the Jepson Center. Screenings are free with $12 Jepson Center admission or with Telfair membership and take place from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, call 912-790-8802 or go to www.telfair.org.

'A Company of Wayward Saints' at AASU

7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Jenkins Hall Theater. The Masquers theatre troupe reprises its summer presentation of "Company of Wayward Saints" on Aug. 23-24. Regular reserved tickets to "A Company Of Wayward Saints" are $10 and are available at www.tickets.armstrong.edu, by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during box office hours, or by calling 912-344-2801.

AUG. 24

Back to School Expo

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24. Savannah Civic Center. The fifth annual Ready Set Go! Back to School Expo is gearing up for an exciting year. This has become one of the largest family events in Savannah. Last year, this event donated more than 5,000 bags of school supplies. We are requesting your support to make this happen again. Parents appreciate the valuable information and donated supplies. If you have any questions, call 912-596-5049 or 912-844-5522.

Kids Fishing for a Cause

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Hwy. 80, Pooler. Kids Fishing for a Cause, a children's charity event to benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, will be Aug. 24 at Tom Triplett Community Park. Boys and girls age 14 and younger are welcome. A $5 donation requested. Register at the park starting at 9:30 a.m. First 35 will receive a free gift bag. For safety, an adult must register and remain with anglers during the event. For more info, contact Rob Wood, Coastal Bass Anglers, at 912-308-3292, email kidsfish@bellsouth.net or find Kids Fishing for a Cause on Facebook.

32nd annual Old Fort Jackson Auction

10 a.m. Aug. 24. Old Fort Jackson. Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River and is Georgia's oldest standing brick fortification. As you can imagine, preserving this structure is no easy or cheap task. That's why we'd like to encourage you to support your fort by attending Old Fort Jackson's Annual Auction and Lowcountry Boil on Aug. 24. Learn more at www.chsgeorgia.org/old-fort-jackson.html.

'Weekend Navigator' classes

7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 9. Frank C. Murray Whitemarsh Island Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Road. "Weekend Navigator" classes will be offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-2 starting Sept. 9. Learn navigation from the experts. Classes will meet from 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks. Cost of materials is $50. Classes will be at the Frank C. Murray Whitemarsh Island Community Center. Contact Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656 or go to www.savannahaux.com.

'Street Walk' Hand Up

8:30 a.m. Aug. 24. The Stacy Project will be walking the streets of Savannah and the homeless camps distributing brown bag lunches, ice-cold drinks and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will be searching out and compelling the lost to come to God and accept him. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bay Street at the BP gas station for sidewalk prayer and to begin our walk. email thestacyprojectsavannahga@aol.com.

Brad Wells in concert

9 p.m. Aug. 24. Snazzy's, 101 S. Godley Station Blvd., Pooler. Brad Wells is playing a live concert Aug. 24 at Snazzy's. The live shows are split between a love of songwriting and connecting with emotions to reeling in the audience with a catchy cover song exploding into a giant sing-along. The concert is free and suitable for all ages.

ADA Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure

9 a.m. Aug. 24. Butterbean Beach, 45 Diamond Causeway, Isle of Hope. Welcome kayakers and paddle boarders! The American Diabetes Association is gearing up for the sixth annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure event sponsored by PIER Commercial on Aug. 24. Registration is at 9 a.m. and paddle at 10 a.m. Come paddle the 3-mile course from Butterbean Beach to the UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium, then enjoy lunch provided by Brick House BBQ, along with live music and a goodie bag. Registration is $50 per person. For more information, contact Molly Knox at 912-353-8110, ext. 3092, or mknox@diabetes.org.

Charity Gala Dinner

6 p.m. Sept. 20. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. Nurses for the Nations, a Christian, registered nonprofit organization, is hosting a Charity Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on Sept. 20 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Help us raise funds to send medical supplies and teams to villages and tribes internationally who have little to no access to health care. Contact Nancy Kowolik at nancykowolik@nursesforthenations.org or 912-756-2009 to purchase tickets for $65. Tickets are $68 online at www.nursesforthenations.org.

Help two residents in need

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 24. Islands Sports Bar, 348 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Islands Sports Bar will will host Bar Olympics for Charity to assist community members James Bowen and Tommy Palmer, who are battling serious health problems. This fundraiser features a fish fry, cookout, live music, silent auction, raffle and 50/50 drawing. Bar Olympics will challenge contestants in horseshoes, cornhole, darts and pool. Contact thtrixie@gmail.com or 912-224-2657.

AUG. 25

Happily Ever After Ball

4-7 p.m. Aug. 25. Brockington Hall, 213 E. Hall St. Have your little girl's hair done at Rapunzel's Hair Palace, travel under the sea with Ariel and Prince Eric and challenge Captain Jack Sparrow to a sword fight throughout this historic mansion just off Forsyth Park. Your little ones are more than welcome to don their favorite costumes. All proceeds benefit The Next Generation. Admission is $20 per person; each Next Generation member will receive 10 tickets per child at the door to "spend" on activities and goodies.

Bark in the Park

10 a.m. Aug. 25. Grayson Stadium. Bring your favorite furry best friend to Grayson Stadium on Aug. 25 for baseball, family fun and dogs galore. Sponsored by TailsSpin Pet Food & Accessories, Bark in the Park gives you the chance to bring your pup (leashed, of course) to see the Savannah Sand Gnats play the West Virginia Power. Proceeds will help benefit local animal charities and raise awareness of pet adoption. Kids 12 and younger will receive a free slice of pizza and a small soda.

Jazz concert

3 p.m. Aug. 25. 502 E. Harris St. King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation's annual 2013 Jazz Concert will be Aug. 25 at the Beach Institute. Tickets are $25 per person. To reserve your seat, contact the Beach Institute at 912-234-8000, ext. 202.

AUG. 29

'Welcome to the State of Poverty' simulation

3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe St. Step Up Savannah Inc. is hosting a poverty simulation Aug. 29. The simulation, a learning experience designed to help people better understand poverty, is open to the public. The simulation requires groups of 35-75 people to assume the roles of families living in poverty. The goal of each family is to survive for one month, which takes place in four 15-minute "weeks." The simulation is open to anyone who wants to learn more about what it's like to live in poverty in our community. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register for the Aug. 29 simulation, contact Janeene Johnson at 912-232-6747 or jjohnson@stepupsavannah.org.

Free afternoon brass recital

2 p.m. Aug. 29. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Fine Arts Auditorium. For its first music recital of the new academic year, the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents undergraduate music education majors Selina Reed, euphonium, and Andrew Davis, trombone, in a free joint brass recital Aug. 29. In addition to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart and Franz Schubert, this program will include a tantalizing tuba/euphonium quartet arrangement of Gioachino Rossini's popular "Barber of Seville Overture," the original of which is recognized by many from a famous Bugs Bunny episode, "The Rabbit of Seville." Admission is free.

AUG. 30

Labor Day weekend Ultimate Tailgate

Aug. 30-Sept. 1. River Street. The Savannah Riverfront is excited to host the first annual Ultimate Tailgate during the Labor Day Celebration on River Street. Watch your favorite college football teams as they kick off the season! Come show your spirit and support while enjoying ice-cold beverages, delicious food and your favorite tailgating games. Festival hours are noon-11 p.m. Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1. For more information, go to www.riverstreetsavannah.com or call 912-234-0295.

AUG. 31

Woodville-Tompkins Homecoming

11 a.m to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Woodville-Tompkins High School, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. The Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation proudly presents the fourth annual Woodville-Tompkins Homecoming on Aug. 31. Admission is $5 for everyone age 12 or older. Proceeds will be used to present scholarships to future graduates of Woodville-Tompkins High School. Classes are also collecting uniforms for the school's Uniform Closet. For more information, contact the Rev. Chester Ellis at 912-232-3549 or chesteraellis@comcast.net and Brenda Roberts at 912-925-4980 or blynneroberts@yahoo.com.

Citizens Police Academy

6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Citizens Police Academy. The academy will begin Sept. 12. The program runs for 13 weeks and allows residents to interact with members of the department and the criminal justice system. Participants also will meet officers from each unit to learn their unique job functions. When possible, the program includes a tour of the Chatham County jail and an opportunity to ride along with patrol officers. Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts or by calling Gianna Nelson at 912-651-2246. Applications also are available at www.scmpd.org. Registration is $10. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 6. There are 30 seats available.

Midnight Garden Ride

8 p.m. Aug. 31. Telfair Square. Join hundreds in turning the night streets of Savannah into a wave of blinking lights, music and pedal-powered fun at the fifth annual Midnight Garden Ride presented by New Belgium Brewing on at 8 p.m. Aug. 31. Proceeds from this casual, family-friendly 10-mile ride through downtown benefit Savannah Bicycle Campaign's efforts to build a better Savannah through bicycling. The cost is $20-30. For more information, go to www.midnightgardenride.com.

Run for Jane

8 a.m. Aug. 31. Fort Pulaski, U.S. Hwy. 80 East. The Leukemia Cup "Run for Jane" is a 5K run/walk and kids' run in conjunction with the 2013 St. Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend of events. It is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick. The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers, coordinated by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup includes 5K run/walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing, clay shoot, black-tie dinner and auction and the Luau for Leukemia. For more information, go to www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/leukemia-cup-run-for-jane-5k.

SEPT. 1

Labor Day Beach Bash

7-11 p.m. Sept. 1. Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue, Tybee Island. Enjoy ocean breezes, live music and fireworks from the majestic Tybee Pier & Pavilion at the 6th Annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash. Free live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. featuring the Swingin' Medallions. This high-energy band has performed live with Bruce Springsteen and been featured in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The Labor Day Beach Bash fireworks display can be enjoyed from the pier, the beach or anywhere on Tybee Island after dark (around 9:15 p.m.).

Charity Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

6 p.m. Sept. 20. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. Nurses for the Nations, a Christian, registered nonprofit organization, is hosting a Charity Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on Sept. 20 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Help us raise funds to send medical supplies and teams to villages and tribes internationally who have little to no access to health care. The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Our special guest speaker is Jonathan Daniel from Zimbabwe. Contact Nancy Kowolik at nancykowolik@nursesforthenations.org or 912-756-2009 to purchase tickets for $65. Tickets are $68 online at www.nursesforthenations.org. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 1. Donations of silent auction items welcome and will be acknowledged in our program.

SEPT. 6

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30-10 p.m. Sept. 6. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The next scheduled First Friday for Folk Music will be held at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church Sept. 6. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting. There is a suggested minimum donation of $ 5/- to support the event, and other SFMS activities. This month's show features Savannah's own singer/songwriter Kathy Waters and returning Newnan GA based husband and wife team of John and Lalla McGee. Your host for the evening will be Chris Desa. For more information call 912-898 1876 visit www.savannahfolk.org.

Rebuilding together accepting homeowner applications

Deadline is Sept. 15. Rebuilding Together Savannah announces that homeowner applications are now available for work to be done in 2014. Homeowners who have previously applied for assistance must complete the application to be considered for assistance in 2014. To qualify, the applicant must provide proof of home ownership, proof of income for all persons 18 and older in the home and proof that city and county taxes are current. To request an application, contact 912-236-2022 or rebuildingtogethersavannah@gmail.com by Aug. 31. Anyone needing assistance completing an application may call 912-236-2022. Applications are also available at www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.com. Mail completed applications to Rebuilding Together Savannah, P.O. Box 9933, Savannah, GA 31412. The postmark should be no later than Sept. 15.

'Weekend Navigator' classes

7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 9. Frank C. Murray Whitemarsh Island Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Road. "Weekend Navigator" classes will be offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-2 through Sept. 9. Learn navigation from the experts. Classes will meet from 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks starting Sept. 9. Cost of materials is $50. Classes will be at the Frank C. Murray Whitemarsh Island Community Center. Contact Kent Shockey for all enrollments at 912-897-7656 or go to www.savannahaux.com.

Citizens Police Academy

6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Citizens Police Academy. The academy will begin Sept. 12. The program runs for 13 weeks and allows residents to interact with members of the department and the criminal justice system. Participants also will meet officers from each unit to learn their unique job functions. When possible, the program includes a tour of the Chatham County jail and an opportunity to ride along with patrol officers. Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts or by calling Gianna Nelson at 912-651-2246. Applications also are available at www.scmpd.org. Registration is $10. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 6. There are 30 seats available.

Ben Tucker memorial golf tournament

11:30 a.m. Sept. 6. The Landings Club. The Coastal Jazz Association will host a memorial golf tournament in memory of Ben Tucker on Sept. 6. Golfer sign-up deadline is Aug. 31 and the cost is $150 per person and $550 for a group of four before Aug. 15. Lunch and jazz concert only is $50 per person. For more information, go to www.cjagolftournament.com.

SEPT. 7

Coastal Empire Beach Festival

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Tybee Island Pier. Surfers for Autism's third annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival will be Sept. 7 at the Tybee Island Pier. For more information or to register, go to www.surfersforautism.org.

Youth Triathlon

8 a.m. Sept. 7. The first annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon presented by Chatham County will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 7. Registration is now open for the swim, bike and run event that will be geared toward youth ages 9-14. To register, go to www.active.com. Packet pick-up along with bike inspections will take place from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Aquatic Center. For more information, go to www.safekidssavannah.org.

SEPT. 9

'Treasures in the Attic: Behind Lock and Key at The Telfair'

10 a.m. Sept. 9. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. The Telfair Academy Guild is open to any member of the Telfair, the oldest art museum in the southeast. The next meeting of the Guild will be Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be Curator of Art Courtney McNeil, who will discuss "Treasures in the Attic: Behind Lock and Key at The Telfair," a fascinating peek into a major museum's system of storage and rotation of its collection of more than 4,000 fine art objects, including American and European painting, sculpture and works on paper from the 18th century through the present. For more information, call Carol Larsson at 598-3912.

SEPT. 11

Community Heroes Golf Tournament

11 a.m. Sept. 11. The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Drive. The 200 Club continues its Legacy of Service Series with the Community Heroes Golf Tournament. This special fundraising golf event will include a four-person scramble, shotgun start and delicious food and cocktail samplings from some of the Lowcountry's best restaurants along the course. Cost is $150 for individual players, $500 for a four-person team and $600 for "Community Heroes Big Ticket Team." For registration and sponsorship information, contact Renee Laurie at 912-721-4418 or rlaurie@princebush.com.

SEPT. 12

A Night of Future Stars fundraiser

6 p.m. Sept. 12. Savannah Station Banquet Hall, 301 Cohen St. A Night of Future Stars fundraiser will be sponsored by the board of directors of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. An evening of great entertainment, a fabulous fashion show and a fantastic 100-item silent auction will be offered to the public. Dinner will be prepared by, amongst other establishments, Long Horn Steak House and Virginia College Culinary Arts. Tickets are $65 each and the levels of sponsorship range from $1,000 to $10,000. The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club is a 96-year-old institution that serves more than 1,100 children each year. If you would like to be a sponsor or purchase tickets, call 912-233-2939, ext 2, or go to www.bgcsavannah.org and click "Donate."

Citizens Police Academy

6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Citizens Police Academy. The Fall academy will begin Sept. 12. The program runs for 13-weeks and allows residents to interact with members of the department and the criminal justice system. Participants also will meet officers from each unit to learn their unique job functions. When possible, the program includes a tour of the Chatham County Jail and an opportunity to ride along with patrol officers. Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts or by calling Gianna Nelson at 912-651-2246. Applications also are available online at www.scmpd.org. Registration is $10. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 6. There are 30 seats available.

SEPT. 14

Rebuilding together accepting homeowner applications

Deadline is Sept. 15. Rebuilding Together Savannah announces that homeowner applications are now available for work to be done in 2014. Homeowners who have previously applied for assistance must complete the application to be considered for assistance in 2014. To qualify, the applicant must provide proof of home ownership, proof of income for all persons 18 and older in the home and proof that city and county taxes are current. To request an application, contact 912-236-2022 or rebuildingtogethersavannah@gmail.com by Aug. 31. Anyone needing assistance completing an application may call 912-236-2022. Applications are also available at www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.com. Mail completed applications to Rebuilding Together Savannah, P.O. Box 9933, Savannah, GA 31412. The postmark should be no later than Sept. 15.

Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah

8 a.m. Sept. 14. Orleans Square at Barnard Street. Registration is now open for the Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. The second annual 5K run/walk will feature a special memorial tribute in memory of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller and 342 FDNY brothers who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Public service industry workers, corporate teams and the public are encouraged to register for this patriotic event. For more information, go to www.t2trun.org/savannah or call 912-313-4806.

Screening of 'Chasing Ice'

7 p.m. Sept. 14. Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present the award-winning documentary, "Chasing Ice," as the feature film at the 11th annual Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival on Sept. 14. More information on the film festival is available at www.graysreef.noaa.gov.

SEPT. 16

Fourth annual Step Up College Fans Golf Tournament

11 a.m. Sept. 16. Southbridge Golf Club, 415 Southbridge Blvd. Step Up is excited to announce its fourth annual College Fans Golf Tournament. On Sept. 16, teams of four players representing the college or university of their choice will compete for various prizes (including bragging rights) at Southbridge Golf Club in Savannah. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and 12:30 p.m. start. All proceeds will benefit Step Up's work to reduce poverty in Savannah. For more information, go to www.stepupsavannah.org.

SEPT. 17

Georgia Southern to host 'An Evening with Laura Bush'

7 p.m. Sept. 17. Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse. Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series, which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders. For more information, go to www.georgiasouthern.edu/MrsBush.

SEPT. 19

Dean Johanesen at the Sentient Bean

8-10 p.m. Sept. 19. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Tampa Bay-based singer/songwriter Dean Johanesen will be performing Sept. 19 at the Sentient Bean. The show is free and suitable for all ages. For more information, go to www.deanjohanesen.com or www.sentientbean.com.

SEPT. 20

Charity Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

6 p.m. Sept. 20. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. Nurses for the Nations, a Christian, registered nonprofit organization, is hosting a Charity Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on Sept. 20 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Help us raise funds to send medical supplies and teams to villages and tribes internationally who have little to no access to health care. The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Our special guest speaker is Jonathan Daniel from Zimbabwe. Contact Nancy Kowolik at nancykowolik@nursesforthenations.org or 912-756-2009 to purchase tickets for $65. Tickets are $68 online at www.nursesforthenations.org. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 1. Donations of silent auction items welcome and will be acknowledged in our program.

'The Sundae Singers' with 13th Colony Sound

7 p.m. Sept. 20. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. A local ice cream shop owner uses a singing group to attract customers. After deciding to sign up for a foreign franchise, he gets more adventure than he imagined. Featuring 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus and Quartets, Savannah Skylark Chorus and Quartet, Savannah Storm Youth Chorus, Downtown Sound Boys Quartet and guest quartet 1/2-Ton Pickup.

SEPT. 21

First annual Pin Point Seafood Festival

10 a.m. Sept. 21. 9992 Pin Point Ave. The objective of this event is to educate the public on the historical significance of the Pin Point and enjoy some wonderful seafood while doing it! Festivities include live music, mouth-watering seafood, a variety of other foods, games and activities for the whole family. Go to the Pin Point Seafood Festival Facebook page to learn more.

SEPT. 24

Book launch party

7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Blvd. Author Bill DeYoung and University Press of Florida celebrate the publication of "Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down" with a launch party Sept. 24 in the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum's North Garden. DeYoung will speak, answer questions and present a multimedia program, including rare and vintage photographs, artifacts and never-before-seen video. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.shipsofthesea.org.

SEPT. 25

Savannah/Chatham County Christian Women meeting

Noon. Sept. 25. Carey Hilliards Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. The Savannah/Chatham County Christian Women invite you and your friends to a luncheon meeting Sept. 25 featuring "Fancy, Funky, Festive, Frocks" by Models of Distinction, along with music by the three sisters, Pam Holloway, Oscelia Shearhouse and Toni Zipperer. Our speaker is Yvonne Hancock of Lakeland, Fla., who will be speaking of "The Pearl of Great Price." Call Betty at 912-925-3789 or email Toni at letozip@gmail.com to RSVP by Sept. 23.

SEPT. 28

YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K and 5K Relays

8 a.m. Sept. 28. Forsyth Park. The 24th Annual YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K and 5K Relays will be Sept. 28. The event will feature a 5K road race, a 5K relay (teams of two, each person completing the 5K and the combined time determines placement), a 1-mile walk and a ¼-mile kids run. The race begins and ends at the northeast corner of Forsyth Park. After the race, there will be Zumba and other fitness activities in the park, as well as inflatables and games for the kids. Runners can register at any YMCA of Coastal Georgia Branch or online. All proceeds will benefit the Y's Annual Campaign. The cost is $30 for the 5K and 1-mile until Sept. 26 and $60 for the two-person 5K relay until Sept. 26. For more information, go to www.runsignup.com and search for Heart of Savannah 5K.

OCT. 4

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 5

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 8

Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop

5-7 p.m. Oct. 8 and Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to www.mediationsavannah.com. Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.

OCT. 11

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 12

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 18

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

Step Up Savannah annual meeting and breakfast

7:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road. Featured speaker this year is Zixta Martinez, associate director for external affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB works to ensure financial products and services work for everyday citizens. Martinez has expertise in housing and community development, as well as legislative advocacy. She also has served on staff at the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee of the Banking Finance and Urban Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. All members of the Savannah community are welcome to attend the annual meeting. There is no cost, but we ask that you RSVP by Oct. 11 by calling 912-232-6747 or sending an email to jjohnson@stepupsavannah.org.

Vienna Boys Choir in concert

7 p.m. Oct. 18. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. The Savannah Children's Choir and Georgia Power will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert Oct. 18. This special concert will benefit the Savannah Children's Choir's travel scholarship fund, which will help the choir take its first solo tour to Vienna and Prague in June 2014. Tickets are available at Savannah Box Office, www.savannahboxoffice.com or by calling 912-525-5050. Tickets are $100 VIP reserved (adult and student), $60 reserved (adult and student, $35 general admission adult and $25 general admission student. Due to the nature and length of this performance, it is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old.

OCT. 19

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 25

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 26

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct.26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

NOV. 2

Savannah Zombie Walk

Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 2. The sixth annual Savannah Zombie Walk will be Nov. 2. The walk is free with a canned food donation. The walk begins at 7 p.m. and travels down River Street. Join us throughout the day to enjoy vendors, bands, entertainment and more. Make-up artists will be on site until 6:30 p.m. for free make-up application. The theme is "Day of the Dead." For more information, go to www.savannahzombiewalk.com.

NOV. 18

Davenport House Harvest Lecture: Runaway Slaves in Savannah and the South

7 p.m. Nov. 18. Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St. The Davenport House will host a lecture Nov. 18 at Second African Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Dr. Loren Schweninger. Schweninger and the late Dr. John Hope Franklin co-wrote "Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation." Schweninger will share his scholarship with the Savannah community. A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow. For more information, go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.

NOV. 23

Cathedral Heritage Gala

7 p.m. Nov. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts. The annual Cathedral Heritage Gala will be Nov. 23 at the Jepson Center. Themed "Art and Soul," attendees will be able to stroll through Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, on view at the Jepson during the gala. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bars, valet parking and a live auction. There are multiple opportunities to support the gala through sponsorships, advertising and attending the gala. For more information, go to www.savannahcathedral.org/heritage-ball.

DEC. 12

Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop

5-7 p.m. Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to www.mediationsavannah.com. Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.

ONGOING

Adult tennis lessons

4-5:30 p.m. Sundays or 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lake Mayor Tennis Courts. First lesson is free, thereafter $10 per lesson. Loaner rackets available or purchase one for $15. Contact Phyllis Greene, Community Tennis Coordinator, prior to lesson at 912-501-9862, ctcsavannahga@att.net or go to www.savannahtennis.com.

Free Tae Kwon Do classes

5 p.m. Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club, 801 Brewer St. Free Tae Kwon Do classes are being offered at the Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club. These classes are for boys and girls ages 6-18. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean self-defense system. It is great for children because it teaches respect, self-discipline, self-defense and it is fun. It is offered at 5 p.m. every Thursday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday. Classes are taught by George Freeman, who is a second-degree black belt. Applications must be completed by parents or guardians at the Kayton-Frazier Boys & Girls Club. The cost is a $2 registration fee. For more information, call 912-443-9143.

Liberty City hosts bingo night

5:30 p.m. Every fourth Wednesday. Liberty City Community Center. The Liberty City Richfield Southover Community Improvement Association, Inc. will host bingo night every fourth Wednesday of the month beginning March 27.

13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus

7 p.m. Mondays. Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693, 3111 Rowland Ave. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693. If you can carry a tune, come sing with us! For more information, call 912-344-9768 or go to www.savannahbarbershoppers.org.

Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes

5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Dec. 4. 1802 E. Broad St. at 35th Street. GatorBall Academy Inc. announces its bi-weekly, G Ball Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Dec. 4. Come out and strengthen your core muscle group with Larry "Gator" Rivers and Debra Hasan. Call 912-358-0521 for enrollment. The cost is a $5 donation per class.

Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Second Sunday of the month. The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on the second Sunday of each month. Tours are offered at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. These walking tours step off from the same spot, which is marked with a sign. Tours last about an hour and are free, but donations are welcome.

The 2013 tour dates are: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug.11, Sept.8, Oct.13, Nov.10 and Dec.8. For more information, call 912-927-6145 or 912-236-2705 or email lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Patriot Previews at The Habersham School

8:15-9 a.m. Thursdays. The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15-9 a.m. by appointment only. This is the time to visit our classrooms, meet our head of school and principal and discuss our unique mission. To reserve your spot, contact 912-509-0540 or info@thehabershamschool.org.

Harbour Lights Dancing

Second and fourth Friday of each month. City of Port Wentworth Community House. If you are interested in line dancing or square dancing, call Larry O'Pry at 912-429-0492. Dancing takes place in the City of Port Wentworth Community House the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Bethesda Farm Stand selling organic produce

3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. This popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. For more information, go to www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912-351-2061.

Second LIFE Thrift Store

Saturdays. Second Life, 308 Central Ave., Guyton. LIFE Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a focus of giving people with disabilities the tools that will enable them to be more independent. Your purchase from Second LIFE will go for home modifications such as wheelchair ramps, door widening, roll-in showers and assistive technology. LIFE Inc. was established 25 years ago in Savannah. LIFE's service area is 11 counties. Donations of children's clothes, sizes infant to 16, will be accepted by calling 912-772-4162. No stains or tears, please. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Psychotronic Film Night

8 p.m. Every Wednesday. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or under-appreciated films from around the world every Wednesday. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable. Check their Facebook page for updated listings. For more information, call 912-232-4447 or go to www.sentientbean.com/events/view/1433.

MOMSNext Meeting

10-11:30 a.m. First and third Monday of each month. Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOMSnext invites moms to come, just as they are, to experience personal growth and practical help relevant to mothering during the school-aged years. Childcare provided upon request. For more information, call 912-898-4344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail.com.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

Noon. Tuesdays. Saint Leo University, Room 3, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Ste A. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays at Saint Leo University. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or got to www.1280826.toastmastersclub.org/.

Pooler Business Network

11 a.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 U.S. 80. Come and network with us. All business owners welcome. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-308-6768 or go to www.topnconnections.org.

Forsyth Farmers' Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Saturday. Forsyth Farmer's Market, Bull Street and West Park Avenue. Farmers and local vendors will be at the south end of Forsyth Park. SNAP/EBT and WIC accepted. Free to browse. For more information, go to www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.

Savannah Women's Business Network

11 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Exchange Tavern, 6710 Waters Ave. Come and join us for our luncheon/networking event. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-572-2362 or go to www.pnconnections.org.

Weekend cannon firings

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, three times daily. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80. The park features the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon. Historic weapon demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War. Cost: $5 entrance free, ages 15 and younger free. For more information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.

Jazz music

7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 111 West Bay St. The Kim Polote's jazz trio will be playing the music of Johnny Mercer. For more information, call 912-721-4800 or go to www.ruthschris.com.

Thrift and gift store

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth's Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children's toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.

Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts

5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.

Women's self-defense classes

7 p.m. Every Tuesday. Elite Martial Arts Academy, Suite. 107, 1024 Hwy. 80 West. Sponsored by the Guardian Angels and the Academy. Cost: Free. For more information, call 912-484-3007.

Wonderful Wednesday

4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest Chatham Branch Library, 14097 Abercorn St. These sessions are filled with stories, songs, music and activities, especially for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, call 912-925-8305

Dog Days

4 p.m. Wednesdays. Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Road. Practice your reading skills with one of our furry friends. Ages 5 and older. For more information, call 912-897-6233.

The Quilting Project

2-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St. Learn the art, history and technique to making quilts. For more information, call 912-447-5711.

Savannah Sings!

7-9 p.m. Every Thursday. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. (meeting room, lower level). Open to all female singers. For more information, call 912-598-3005.

Toddler Third Thursday

10-11:30 a.m. Every third Thursday. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. This program is designed especially for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios. Cost is $5 per child with adult admission. For more information, call 912-790-8800 or go to www.telfair.org.

Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center

⢠Job Readiness Counseling, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Fridays. By appointment only. In collaboration with Georgia Department of Labor.

⢠Adult Literacy/GED, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. In collaboration with Savannah Technical College.

⢠Basic Computer/Clerical Training, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In collaboration with Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries. Free and open to the public, all classes are at HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. For more information, call 912-232-4232, ext. 115 or go to www.savannahpha.com.

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30-9:30 p.m. First Friday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly event features local and touring folk musicians. Recommended donation of $2 per person. For more information, call 912-786-6953 or go to www.savannahfolk.org.

Dog walks

5 p.m. Sundays. Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. ST. ALMO will have informal dog walks at 5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Meet at Canine Palace. For more information, call 912-234-3336.

Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station

9 a.m. Every Wednesday. Safe Kids Savannah, 420 Mall Blvd. Child car seat safety inspections are done by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will help examine child safety seats for recalls and to make sure the seats are installed correctly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 912-356-2160 or go to www.safekidssavannah.org.

Dance Party

8 p.m. Every first and third Thursday. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. Come on out for dance parties at the Savannah Ballroom. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. All ages welcome. For more information, call 912-335-3335 or go to www.savannahballroomdancing.com.

Barbecue dinner and karaoke night

5-7:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (karaoke) every first Friday. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Dinner includes chopped barbecue, cole slaw, fancy baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 per plate. All singers invited to karaoke night, no cover or admission. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

Fish fry

5-7:30 p.m. Every third Friday. American Legion Post No. 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Fish fry includes fish fillet, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate. Desserts available from the Ladies Auxiliary unit at additional cost. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

The Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe

8 p.m. Mondays. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Improvisation show by Savannah's premiere comedy troupe, with bits of original comedy skits worked in. Cost is $5 (or what you can donate). For more information, go to www.oddlot.org.